Apha mwana atasemphena za ndalama

Apolisi m’boma la Mangochi amanga ndi kutsekera m’chitokosi mayi wa zaka 28 chifukwa chomuganizira kuti wapha mwana wake wa zaka ziwiri atasemphana ndi mwamuna wake pa nkhani za ndalama. Wachiwiri kwa mneneri wa apolisi m’boma la Mangochi Amina Tepani Daudi wati boma likuganizira mayiyo, Tamara Chirambo, kuti adapha mwana wake, Thomas Harawa Junior, ndipo onse…

Mzimba North Constituency trophy launch tomorrrow

  Mzimba North Constituency aspiring parliamentarian Rosemary Nthumboyauka Mkandawire will tomorrow launch a K6.5 million football trophy in the area. The aspirant, who wants to contest on a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) ticket, confirmed the developement on Tuesday. The trophy will be contested by teams from the area’s zones namely Luzi, Bwengu, Luhomero, Enukweni, Engucwini,…

Village heads, government sign forest management agreement

  Over 11 group village heads (GVH) in Mzimba have signed a forest co-management agreement with Department of Forestry and district council to manage forest resources in their respective forest blocks. The signing ceremony, facilitated by Protecting Ecosystem and Restoring Forests in Malawi (Perform) project took place on Saturday at Mushroom Shelter in Traditional Authority…

Project supports learners with disabilities in Mchinji

  Namikango Mission of the Church of Christ under Malawi Project yesterday donated wheelchairs to children with disabilities in Mchinji District. Malawi Council for the Handicapped (Macoha) coordinated the project. In an interview on Monday, one of the senior project officials Wilson Tembo said Malawi Project sourced wheel chairs to help school children with disabilities.…

From Fisp going up

  Towera Kumwenda no longer endures uncertainties waiting for subsidised fertiliser and seed. The former beneficiary of the Farm Input Subsidy Programme (Fisp) for needy Malawians has become a self-sustaining commercial farmer. The mother-of-four, from Chikayanga Village in Traditional Authority (T/A) Mwankhunikira in Rumphi, mostly uses manure in her crop fields. She has been a…

Govt for stronger laws  against wildlife trafficking

  Solicitor General  Justice Janet Banda says porous borders, weak laws and high cases of wildlife trafficking in neighbouring countries are major challenges in Malawi’s fight against wildlife trafficking. Banda, who is also Principal Secretary for Justice and Constitutional Affairs,  made the remarks on Tuesday during the opening of a workshop organised by the Department…

Malawi commemorates  Menstrual Hygiene Day

Malawi on Tuesday joined the international community in commemorating Menstrual Hygiene Day in Lilongwe to raise awareness on the challenges women and girls face due to menstruation. The commemoration, themed Breaking the Silence: Empowering Women and Girls to Take Action in Menstrual Hygiene, was held at Mphanje Primary School in Traditional Authority (T/A) Njewa and…

Treat children equally, care givers advised

  The Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM) has asked care givers in to ensure that all children are accorded equal treatment and care irrespective of their status. EAM project officer Tumpale Kangere made the appeal on Wednesday during an international child development programme (ICPD) training of 21 caregivers from traditional authorities Kyungu and Kilupula. He…

Mzimba chief asks for health centre

  People of Chigude in  Inkosi  Kampingo Sibande in Mzimba District have complained about the 21 kilometre distance they cover to access medical care at Nthungwa Health Centre. Speaking on Friday in an interview, group village head Chimiba Nkhata said it is unfortunate that people cover such a distance and asked government to construct a…

Deforestation worries paramount chief

  Paramount Chief Kawinga of Machinga has expressed concern over excessive cutting down of tress by communities surrounding Chikala Hill. The chief has since asked Machinga District Council and other players to quickly find a solution to the problem. Kawinga said this on Sunday during a field visit to Climate Proofing Project sites in traditional…

Mosquito nets mass distribution begins September

  National Malaria Control Programme has said the countrywide door-to-door distribution of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) begins in September this year. Programme task force chairperson Happy Kondowe said this in Nkhotakota this week during training of the district task force on preparation for the exercise. He said the exercise will take place in phases…

Std 8 exams start on a good note in Ntchisi

The Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education (PSLCE) examinations in Ntchisi District have started on a good note, although there were few challenges in some centres. The Malawi National Examinations Board (Maneb) is administering the examinations throughout the country starting from May 16 to May 18 this week. Ntchisi district education manager (DEM)Votie Mboweni said…

WFP pledges continued support to Ntchisi

  World Food Programme (WFP) says it will continue supporting nutrition programmes in Ntchisi District after being impressed with the success of the nutrition project it has been implementing in the district from 2012. Speaking after presenting results of the impact evaluation of the Prevention of Stunting Project to members of the district executive committee,…